UFC fight predictions and analysis
CAGERANK PREDICTION Who will win - Iaquinta vs Pearson

1,804

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WINNER
Pearson

prediction

BY Submission ROUND 3

prediction
66% chance Pearson
WILL WIN

1,919

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WINNER
Differences What advantages does each fighter have?
Advantages for Ross Pearson
Significantly better submission defense 8.7 vs 7.7 Around 15% better avoiding and escaping submissions; less likely to have to tap
Significantly better submission offense 7.3 vs 6.6 More than 10% better at securing submissions; more ways to win
Heavier hands 7.9 vs 7.3 Around 10% better at knocking out good defenders
Puts up a fight 8.8 vs 8.0 Around 10% better defense against being finished quickly; can fight into late rounds
Fast finishes 7.9 vs 7.4 More than 5% better at finishing the fight quickly; minimize risk of injury or loss
Better striker 8.9 vs 8.7 Around 5% better at delivering meaningful attacks; can hit better defenders
Taller 173 cm vs 170 cm Almost the same
Better takedown defense 8.3 vs 8.2 Almost the same
Advantages for Al Iaquinta
Younger 30 years vs 32 years More than 5% younger ; less time being ground down in the octagon
Stronger takedown offense 8.2 vs 8.1 Almost the same
Pearson on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Iaquinta’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Ross
Pearson
In 10:08, how much damage will he do? Pearson Iaquinta
Significant Strikes58
Pearson's good striking offense may be a factor against Iaquinta's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 91 Significant Strikes in 10:08
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Pearson's average takedown offense is matched by Iaquinta's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:08
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Pearson is unlikely to win by knockout
Good
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Pearson has a reasonable chance to win by submission
Average
Submission ability
vs
Average
Resistance
Decision
Pearson is unlikely to win by decision
Average
Scoring ability
vs
Excellent
Scoring ability
Iaquinta on the attack Our prediction about how he’ll perform against Pearson’s defensive skills
Predictions For
Al
Iaquinta
In 10:08, how much damage will he do? Iaquinta Pearson
Significant Strikes54
Iaquinta's good striking offense may be a factor against Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 91 Significant Strikes in 10:08
Good
Striking
vs
Average
Blocking and avoiding
Takedowns2
Iaquinta's average takedown offense is matched by Pearson's defense
Note: we'd predict at most 6 Takedowns in 10:08
Average
Takedown ability
vs
Average
Ability to stay on his feet
If he wins, how will it go down?
Knockout
Iaquinta is unlikely to win by knockout
Average
Knockout ability
vs
Excellent
Jaw
Submission
Iaquinta is unlikely to win by submission
Poor
Submission ability
vs
Excellent
Resistance
Decision
Iaquinta has a good chance of winning by decision
Excellent
Scoring ability
vs
Good
Scoring ability
OFFENSE Who’s better on the attack?

striking

Who can land devastating blows when it matters?
fighter Pearson 8.9
fighter Iaquinta 8.7
Great striking by Pearson
50 strikes Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
52 strikes Dec 30, 2011 vs Assuncao
59 strikes Feb 27, 2011 vs Fisher

takedowns

Who's going to take it to the ground?
fighter Pearson 8.1
fighter Iaquinta 8.2
Great takedowns by Iaquinta
2 takedowns Oct 26, 2013 vs Hallmann
4 takedowns Aug 31, 2013 vs Couture

knockouts

Who's better at knocking out opponents?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Iaquinta 7.3
Great knockouts by Pearson
Round 2 Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
Round 3 Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
Round 2 Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley

submissions

Who can finish it on the ground?
fighter Pearson 7.3
fighter Iaquinta 6.6
Great submissions by Pearson
Round 1 Nov 01, 2008 vs Jones
Round 1 May 31, 2008 vs Celerier
Round 3 May 03, 2008 vs Marron

Fast finishes

Who can end the fight faster?
fighter Pearson 7.9
fighter Iaquinta 7.4
Fast finishes by Pearson
525 seconds Apr 06, 2013 vs Couture
641 seconds Dec 15, 2012 vs Sotiropoulos
578 seconds Nov 14, 2009 vs Riley
Fight History Who won last time these two fought?
Winnner
Prediction
CageRank Before
CageRank After
November 7, 2014UFC Fight Night 55
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Cage Rank Over Time See how Cage Rank changes with each fight
legend Pearson
legend Iaquinta
Comments Who do you think is a better fighter, and why?
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